33 to go: Want to be considered part of the “Democratic base”? Sorry, but you have to earn it.

This are a lot of people out there who think that merely being “liberal” or “progressive” automatically qualifies them to be part of the “Democratic base.” Of course, they would be wrong. In order to qualify as part of the Democratic base, you must first demonstrate an unwavering loyalty to Democrats, over and above

Why are so many “progressive” blogs working against progressive issues & people?

It’s really kind of amazing, when you think about it… Over the last few weeks, I’ve had occasion to peruse the liberal blogs and other media to a greater degree than I have in quite some time. I became rather disillusioned with “progressive media” a few years ago, and I

What I did on my late-summer “vacation”…

Let me explain what I’ve been doing the last couple of weeks, because you need to hear it, my fellow progressives… I’ve been working with a select group of Democratic candidates on messaging that will help them win their elections six weeks from today. The six candidates running in various parts

We need a new corporate tax code, but without GOP input

Last week, fast food giant Burger King swallowed up Tim Horton’s, a chain of donut and coffee stores popular throughout Canada, and growing in strength throughout the northeastern United States. one of the main reasons Burger King purchased the Canadian company was so that they could move their operations to

Predictions are not “facts,” and defeatism is not acceptable: election 2014

I am truly beginning to hate pundits. At least, the professional lefties who think they know everything, and declare everything they say that is actually opinion as “fact.” Case in point, Ezra Klein’s latest missive on his new website venture Vox. You can start with the abject arrogance demonstrated in

Why Rick Perry’s indictment is in no way “bogus”

I’ve been told by quite a few people just in the last few days that my support for the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry was misplaced, misguided and completely partisan. Actually, it’s none of those things. I admit to being partisan, however Perry is not running for another term

Ferguson shows that America has a long way to go…

I asked this question in another post a couple of weeks ago; “When did America become so mean?” The answer, of course, is a bit complicated. That article mostly dealt with immigration, and discussed why we seem to have such a difficult time welcoming people into the country. As many pointed out,

Is the race for control of the Senate over already? Hell NO!

Okay, so I’m looking through the news today, and I come across this, from Dan Balz at the Washington Post: Is the race for control of the Senate over already? – The Washington Post. To his credit, Balz takes a balanced approach to the fact that, with less than three months

Dear Right Wingers; Free Speech Isn’t What You Think

The first thing everyone – especially those in today’s Republican Party – should understand is that “free speech” and “the First Amendment” are not interchangeable terms. Free speech is assumed to exist, while the First Amendment requires that government protect that pre-existing right for everyone. That means everyone, at least since

A Progressive Like Kos Should Know Better

Markos Moulitsas’ recent look at the past ten years in progressive politics on his “Daily Kos” blog should be enshrined as a memorial to modern progressive pundits, and why they impede progress for the most part. It’s that small but loud contingent who thinks they’re smarter than everyone else about politics,

Updated Again: #StopRush Should be Promoting Progressive Talk, Not Killing It

Beginning January 1, 2014, three huge markets; Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, will lose progressive radio. Three of the most progressive markets in the country, and there will be nothing for people to listen to. I know many of you don’t care, since you can listen on one

It’s Okay to Argue Against the GOP Caricature of Jesus – In Fact, We Should Do it More…

First of all, this post is NOT about Duck Dynasty. I literally couldn’t care less about a bunch of fake rednecks pretending to act like rednecks. No, this post is about this political concept that right wingers wield like a blunt instrument, in which they invoke God in an argument

For All of Their Whining, You’d Never Guess That Republicans are Responsible for Most of the Debt

We should be sick to death of listening to the Republican Party talk about deficits and debt by now. Seriously, we should demand that they sit down and shut up about it immediately. For some reason, much of the press and the press has chosen to give many Republicans the

The Entire NSA Non-Story: Cutting the Crap on Snowden and Greenwald

People have to understand this. I would never say that our intelligence agencies are beyond reproach. It is always possible that the NSA is trying to spy on us. But as of now, based on the documents released by Edward Snowden so far, anyone who claims there’s some sort of

Attack of the Emos

I tried not to use the term “emo progressive” for a long time, but it’s the least offensive thing I can think to call these know-it-all, mostly white, politically doltish clods who tend to throw a monkey wrench into the progressive movement every chance they get. Some progressives are abusing the

Dear Progressives; Purity Tests Are for the RIGHT Wing

Sometimes, when I look at the self-described “progressive blogosphere,” I wonder if they realize progressives won in 2012. I know they don’t realize we lost big in 2010, or that it was their fault, because they keep doing the same things over and over. It’s tiresome to hear crap like

Repost: Here’s What Obamacare Does…

I posted this on the old blog, on September 14, 2012, before the election. This is what people are complaining about. Seriously. If you think your old insurance was better, there are people who would pay good money for what you’re imbibing: ———————————————- This is What Obamacare Does. Romney and

Bill Clinton Should Shut Up About Obamacare, Focus on His Charity

In the interest of full disclosure, Bill Clinton was not my first choice as president in 1992. I did ultimately vote for him, of course, but not in the primary. Clinton is a child of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), which was a horribly inept group that had but one

Obamacare is NOT a “Failure.” Please, Journalists… Cut the Crap!

How tired are you of hearing damned near everyone with a microphone or a computer speak about the Affordable Care Act rollout as if it’s an abject failure? Seriously, listen to them, and you’d swear “Obamacare” was imploding as we speak. Do these geniuses really think Obamacare is just a

Greenwald Trying to Remain Relevant… Yeah, right

Glenn Greenwald struggles to remain relevant as he tries to figure out what to do, now that he’s been “separated” from his gig at the UK Guardian, where he enjoyed some cover (as a journalist?) for his conniption fits about “spying” and Edward Snowden. Now, he has no cover, so